Behind the scenes at Guide Dogs’ training school

Guide Dog
Guide Dog

The Guide Dogs training school in Forfar is opening its doors for two afternoons next month to offer behind-the-scenes tours to the public.

Visitors will be able to view a guide dog training demonstration and watch a video about Guide Dogs’ work. The tours, which will be held on Tuesday, April 8 and 15 at 2 p.m., also includes a viewing of the Training School’s state-of-the-art kennel block.

Lisa Fairweather, the school’s regional co-ordinator, said: “If you’ve ever had a question about Guide Dogs and how we train our dogs, the tour will be the perfect time to ask.

“We’ll have a warm welcome ready and a fun and interesting experience awaits all those who come along.”

Free on-site parking is available but pet dogs will not be allowed to join tours. Each tour is limited to 40 places and visits will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Around 200 dogs each year receive their foundation training at Forfar before moving to instructors around the country to be prepared specifically for client needs.

The training school is based at Dean Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar and further information is available by telephoning 0845 372 7408 or e-mailing